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The evolving life of estate planning

On Behalf of | Oct 20, 2021 | Estate Planning |

Some people view preparing for the end of life as not only challenging, but uninteresting. However, North Carolina residents should know that estate planning is anything but boring, and it doesn’t need to be difficult if there is some knowledge behind the process. Estate planning has been relatively straightforward for decades, but there are changes on the horizon, especially regarding estate planning education and the importance of having a well-rounded and complete plan. Nearly gone is the belief that estate planning is something only the wealthy have to worry about. 

Changing people’s perceptions 

Most people today understand that estate planning is for everyone who wants to protect their loved ones and themselves. Educating people about what estate planning really means is crucial. Here are some key elements to note to ensure change continues: 

  • Estate planning is necessary. 
  • Estate planning is affordable. 
  • Estate planning is a responsibility to oneself and loved ones. 
  • Estate planning is empowering. 
  • Estate planning is financially within reach. 

The bottom line is that any adult with a job, any parent, and anyone who owns property or who has assets should have an estate plan.  

Life’s inevitabilities 

No one likes to think about it, but the culmination of life is death. The end of life is a topic that’s not easy for many people to discuss, but it’s a conversation that needs to happen in order to plan for it and make sure loved ones are taken care of when the time comes. Professionals contend this talk is the reason many people put off estate planning. There are many reasons North Carolina residents should discuss estate planning with their loved ones, including ensuring the long-term financial stability of any minor children. 



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